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I bought my daughter a macbook pro for college and I want to transfer all her music currently on itunes on a pc. I copied her itunes music folder onto an external hard drive. I then renamed her macbook itunes music folder "itunes music folder old" and replaced the original folder with the one on the external. how do i get the itunes library to recognize this.. am i better off not to copy the external to the new computer and instead just import the songs into itunes from my external hard drive?

in other words.. what is the best way to transfer songs from itunes on the pc to the new macbook using an external hard drive.. and how do i get purchased songs to play on the new computer?

also.. same question for transferring pics from pc to iphoto

thanks

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Posts: 626 | Location: Farmington Hills, MI | Registered: June 13, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Moving your music Library to another computer

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I'm a little confused as to what you want the end result to be, so I'm going to give you two answers:

1) If you want to copy the library and keep it in tact on your new MacBooks hard drive, I'm not sure if iTunes Mac will recognize a library file from iTunes windows. However, if it does, then put the "iTunes" folder from the PC into the Music folder on the MacBook replacing the old one. Launch iTunes and it should see the New (copied) library.

2) If you want to simply copy the music from your external drive into your MacBook (losing playlists, ratings, etc.) then you can just launch iTunes, click on the library on the left side and drag all of the music from the hard drive into that window and iTunes will automatically import it (copy it) from the external hard drive to the MacBook's HD.


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